Jayne Redman

Nature provides an endless reference for imagination and invention. The linear quality of stems and the fullness of flower buds inspire my jewelry. I enjoy integrating mechanics with design, allowing each piece to function in a visually intriguing way. I work with multiples of the same shape engineering them to fit precisely giving an abstract impression of their botanical origin. Many years of metalsmithing have taught me the power of simplicity. My forms begin as flat metal shapes and arrive as small sculptures. Their complexity is in their conception as curving planes of origami.

Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her jewelry career in the fashion jewelry industry in New York as a design and production assistant. She started her own company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. She has exhibited at numerous fine functional art shows and is represented by fine jewelry galleries and craft stores across the country. Her tools for Making Multiples are available at www.jayneredmanjewelry.com. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals. She teaches workshops nationally and at her studio in Falmouth, Maine.

Awards

Niche Award, 1998 - Winner Silver Jewelry, Tulip Earrings, finalist Sweet Pea Earrings

American Jewelry Design Council New Talent Competition, 2000 – one of three finalists.

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Arts Award, 2004 – First Place, Necklaces, Calla Lily Necklace

Niche Award, 2005 – finalist, Silver Jewelry, Palm Leaf Pin

Saul Bell Awards, 2009 - finalist, Silver, Dahlia Necklace

 

Publications

Art Jewelry Today, by Donna Z. Meilach

500 Earrings, Lark Books

21st Century Jewelry - The Best of the 500 Series, Lark Books

Celebrating 70, by Karen Lorene

Making Metal Beads, by Pauline Warg

Profiting By Design, by Marlene Richey - Contributor

Jewelry Metals, edited by James Binnion - Contributor: Step by Step Keum-boo Process

Linking Our Lineage: 12 Techniques from 12 master Smiths edited by Victoria Lansford

Feature articles in Crafts Report, MJSA Journal, Lapidary Journal, Art Jewelry Magazine,

Professional Jeweler, Niche, and Ornament magazines.

 

Selected Teaching Experience

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, TX

Rio Grande Jewelry Supply, Albuquerque, NM

Revere Academy, San Francisco, CA

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Creative Side Jewelry Academy, Austin, TX

Flux Metal Arts, Mentor, OH

The Craft Center at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL 

The Ranch - Center for Arts and Craft, Snohomish, WA

Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, CT

Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA

Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, Atlanta, GA

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ

Upcoming Classes

Blanking Dies and Pattern Development Virtual Course November 19-21, 2021